Verses of John 11
John 11:31 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "The Jews then,'' (hoi oun loudaioi) "Then the Jews," who had come out from the Jerusalem area to mourn and comfort the sisters, Martha and Mary, Joh 11:18-19.
2) "Which were with her in the house, and comforted her," (hoi ontes met' autes en te oikia kai paramuthoumenoi aute) "The ones who were with her (with Mary) in the residence and consoling her,'' comforting her in her sorrow, the purpose for which they had come to the home or residence of Martha and Mary, Joh 11:33.
3) "When they saw Mary," (idontes ten Mariam) "Upon seeing Mary," watching her actions after Martha had come into the home and spoken to Mary privately, of the Master's appearance nearby and His call to see her, Joh 11:28.
4) "That she rose up hastily and went out,'' (hoti tacheos aneste kai ekselthen) "That she rose up quickly and went out," from the house, apparently accompanied by Martha, as she left hastily. For "the king's business requireth haste," 1Sa 21:8.
5) "Followed her saying," (ekolouthesan aute doksantes) ''They followed after her thinking,'' supposing, or concluding, perhaps repeatedly saying to one another, as they followed her.
6) "She goeth unto the grave to weep there." (hoti hupagei eis to mnemeion hina kalause ekei) ''That she is going to the tomb, in order that she may weep or grieve out there," or cry loudly with an outburst of tears, not knowing the good news that Martha had brought, "The Master is come and calleth for thee," has need of you, is interested in you, Joh 11:28.
Verses of John 11
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